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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Rooms with a View

WFAA/ABC 8 interviewed Donald Gatzke, dean of the UT Arlington School of Architecture, about certain windows at the Omni Convention Center Hotel in Dallas, which can expose guests. Gatzke believes the design of the corner suites is part of the problem. He said the see-through windows are “fixable and nothing that would be terribly expensive given the cost of the hotel.” The story also appears on

Free medical clinic

The Arlington Citizen-Journal interviewed Fran Martin, executive director of the Open Arms Health Clinic and clinical instructor in UT Arlington’s College of Nursing, about the free medical clinic. The concept originated at a local church. “We say that God’s fingerprints are all over this,” Martin said. “We’re learning as we go. Every time we take a wrong turn, he says, ‘Uh-uh. You need to be doing this.’”

Collaboration to help aid burn victims

KDAF/CW 33 interviewed Eileen Moss, an electrical engineer at UT Arlington’s Automation Robotics and Research Institute, about the Biomask being developed by UT Arlington engineers. “The idea is to have a mask that would be able to go on top of the face and be put in place and stay there to be able to monitor the condition of the wound and treat it in real time, as the healing progresses,” she said. Moss is collaborating with researchers from the Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio and Northwestern University to perfect the technology.  The Caracas, Venezuelan website, El also posted a story about the Biomask and UT Arlington’s efforts to treat facial wounds and regenerate tissue.

Plans for the future

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram mentioned that UT Arlington is among the Texas schools working to reach top-tier research status, in a story about the University of North Texas’ new brand and goals for guiding its growth.

Faculty members' honored

The Fort Worth Business Press noted that Diane Snow, clinical professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing, will be honored as a 2012 Health Care Hero during the 10th anniversary of the Fort Worth Business Press Health Care Heroes event on March 7. The Fort Worth Business Press will also recognize J.-C. Chiao, Jenkins Garrett Professor of Electrical Engineering at UT Arlington, with its Research in Medicine Award.